Our cans and the environment
Consisting only of apples and not depending on artificial flavours or enhancers, our Apfelwein is an outright natural product. During its production we’re not using additives, gelatin or aromatised sweeteners. So it’s only natural, that we stand up for the environment with e.g. the initiative “Streuobstwiesenretter” or garbage pick-up campaigns.
Nevertheless, we had to figure out a way to get our Apfelwein from the cidery to your home. We thought a lot about the best environmentally appropriate solution. In the end, the aluminium can offers the most convincing conditions for the transportation of a fresh, high-quality product.
The beverage can may not be the best solution ever but for our Apfelwein it’s the best right now. Read more about the many advantages of the aluminium can and the German bottle deposit law below.
Sadly, some consumers don’t throw the empty can into the designated garbage bin but into nature. We’re not supporting this at all, that much is clear, but we have no chance to secure the proper can disposal of every single customer. So if you happen to find an empty can thrown into nature, please help us by picking it up and disposing it into the next trash bin. Environmental commitment can be exerted by everyone. Thanks!
Our Apfelwein is mainly made of apples from one particular region: The Forest of Odes (“Odenwald”). An essential part of this forest consists of “Streuobstwiesen”, meadows with scattered fruit trees. We have made it our mission to take care of these meadow orchards. Not only are the apple trees an essential part of the visual landscape of this forest, but they provide us with our main ingredient for our cider.
We want to take care of the ecological sustainability of our natural products, the apples. So we founded the initiative “Streuobstwiesenretter” (saviours of meadow orchards) together with environmentalists a few years back. For this voluntary work and the dedication towards our region and nature, we’ve been awarded with the citizen price of the metropolitian area Rhein-Neckar in 2012. More information can be found at the Streuobstwiesenretter-Webpage.